Fine 15K Gold British Raj Big Cat Claw Pendant Brooch
Superb antique Victorian British Raj big cat pendant brooch set in a buttery yellow 15K gold. The pendant is suspended from a gold safety pin style top with the lucky talisman swaying below. The pin can be removed and the pendant worn from a chain for a necklace or a watch chain as a fob charm. During the mid 1850s to late 1800s, these were popular pendants and amulets. A stunning example and a genuine antique!
Tiger Claw jewelry became popular during the British colonization of India during the Victorian period. This period was known as the British Raj (Hindi for 'rule'). The pieces were produced to appeal to the British travelers as souvenirs with an Indian flare. This craft is now banned which makes the older pieces such as this very collectible.
- Materials: 15 karat yellow gold,
- Measurements: 1 1/2 inches long and 1 1/4 inches wide
- Weight: 4 grams
- Hallmarks: 15ct
- Date: 1860s-1870s
- Condition: Excellent condition with the gold having a soft color free of dents and dings. The claw is also chips and nick free. Exceptionally well cared for antique piece of jewelry!